Proverbs 30: 7-9 Two things I ask of you, Lord; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.
I have noticed over the past couple of years that these verses have a little different meaning to me than they use to. There was a time when Denise and I worked our week away and would still try to find where we could earn a few more dollars. There was a time when our “Retirement Goal” was much larger than it is now. Over the past few years, however, God has slowly been altering our short and long term outlook with new, clearer eyes. He has been conditioning our hearts to truly understand what “Treasurers” really means. He has been developing our minds to conform to HIS way of thinking.
Some may look at my life and say I could have so much more. Some may look at my bank balance and say I still have a long way to go. Some may even look at my retirement savings and wonder just how it will ever work. Well, I look at it all and say I am right where I am supposed to be, earnestly seeking Gods will in my life every day.
He has promised that He will supply my needs. He has promised that He will take care of me. He has promised that if I live my life in His will then He will give me the desires of my heart. So I don’t worry about how large or small my bank balance is, or how complete my retirement plan is or even where dinner is coming from tomorrow because “My Tomorrow” is already planned. He will provide! And for those that say I could have so much more, well, you just don’t understand what I already have.